Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. June 14, 2023Co-op convocation spotlight
    A student in convocation activity

    by: Isabella Deak

    Waterloo's graduating Warriors reflect on their co-op journeys while embracing the future.

    We interviewed students who are preparing to graduate this week and asked them to reflect on their co-op journey, professional achievements and plans for the future.

    Breanna DeFreitas (she/her)

    Discovered that the Faculty of Environment is where her future lies and plans to return to Waterloo this fall to pursue her master's degree.

  2. May 3, 2023Waterloo co-op students create long-lasting memories at Camp Brebeuf
    Wooden sign inscribed with the words 'Camp Brebeuf - Experience.Fun.Outside

    By: Asia Dale (she/her)

    University of Waterloo co-op students are embracing unique and adventurous employment opportunities during their work terms at Camp Brebeuf.

  3. Mar. 30, 2023Co-op students become role models for K-8 students at LAUNCH Waterloo 
    Waterloo co-op student working as a program co-ordinator and coach at LAUNCH Waterloo

    By: Maddie Savage (she/her)

    University of Waterloo co-op students who want to make a positive impact on young people may find the opportunity to do so at LAUNCH Waterloo.

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  1. Aug. 3, 2023Beyond Silicon Valley - exploring the GaN revolution
    Dhruv Thakkar smiling.

    Dhruv Thakkar is currently in his second-year of Mechatronics Engineering and has completed two work terms so far. In this blog, Dhruv explains his new-found passion for the electronics industry and shares how his co-op experience has helped him grow and find himself. He also reflects on his time in California and gives us a glimpse into that life.  

  2. July 27, 2023Fighting cancer one co-op at a time
    An image of Mahdi (on the left) and his colleague

    Mahdi Farzad Naimi (he/him), a fourth- year Health Science student, shares his journey working in the field of cancer research. He discusses the importance of how co-op solidifies your passions and reinforces your academic knowledge.  

    Mahdi’s co-op journey:

  3. July 20, 2023Lessons from a sleep lab co-op student
    An image of Louise

    Louise De Andrade is a fourth-year Psychology student, in the Arts and Business program. She shares her experience looking for a co-op in the arts and talks about her achievements and challenges during her co-op terms.

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